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I was very pleased with the relationship that I developed with my therapist.  She was very helpful to me while seeing her and will use her again if ever needed.
- Kelli
Very nice place! My husband and I went to The Calli Institute this week and I was so impressed with everything!  The staff at the front desk is very polite and informative and our therapist, Amanda is incredible!  The atmosphere is very different than any other counseling place we have been and it makes a huge difference.  We plan to return weekly!
- Shauna
I am amazed at how well the staff and nurse practitioner work to help me get my meds and appointments met at a proper and efficient time!
- Sam
I have been to a bunch of different therapists, but this place is by far the BEST!  It is so comfortable, it is like being in someone’s home!  The staff is very respectful and my therapist, Nicole, is excellent!  I am so happy I found her!
- Kristen
I have been very happy with my care at Calli and felt very comfortable there.  I haven’t been there in a few months, but plan on scheduling an appointment soon.  Thank you for your exceptional care and great facility.
- Jody
We would not hesitate to recommend Calli.  My wife and I felt very comfortable from the very first call to Calli Institute.  The environment is warm and our therapist was very kind and professional.
- Ted

Medication Management

The Calli Institute offers psychiatric services including diagnostic assessments and medication management for a variety of mental health disorders. Our advanced practice psychiatric nurses are doctorally prepared professionals who apply nursing theory that enlists a holistic approach to the diagnosis and treatment of mental health conditions. Dr.Schleter and Dr. Szabo use a variety of assessment techniques, counseling and education to help  clients understand their diagnosis, treatment options and health behaviors to improve overall wellness and a sense of well-being.

Medication management appointments take about 30 minutes depending on each individual’s needs, concerns and questions. Attention is paid to current symptoms, stressors, life events and other health related issues. When necessary, your provider may order labs or other types of tests such as psychological testing or sleep studies. Based on individual goals, there may also be discussion about diet including vitamins and supplements, caffeine, alcohol and other substances; exercise; use of leisure time; and spirituality.

When indicated, medications can be a powerful tool in the treatment of mental illness. There are many different types of medications that are used to treat mental disorders. As a group, these medications are known as psychotropics. Sometimes, medications that are indicated for other health conditions may also be used to treat specific symptoms associated with certain disorders or to augment the effects of a psychotropic. The most commonly prescribed psychotropics include:

  • Antidepressants 
  • Anxiolytics
  • Antipsychotics
  • Antimanics or mood stabilizers
  • Sedative-hypnotics 
  • Psychostimulants

Medications do not necessarily offer a cure but they can greatly improve one’s ability to function and succeed in obtaining a higher state of wellness. Unfortunately, there are common misconceptions about psychotropic medications that need to be corrected.

The following are answers to frequently asked questions.

Will these medications change my personality?
No. Medications do not have the power to change one’s personality. They do have the power to change how one feels and behaves. For example, when anxiety is calmed we can think more clearly, be more productive and relax more easily. Medications also have the potential to cause side effects. Most side effects are mild and resolve shortly after one’s body gets used to having the medication in its system. If side effects are persistent or severely uncomfortable then your provider needs to be made aware so that either the dose can be adjusted or the medication changed. Everybody’s body is different. This is why is it important to maintain regular contact with your provider who will assess safety and ongoing necessity for the medication.


Are psychiatric medications addictive?
With the exception of some anxiolytics, sedative-hypnotics and psychostimulants, the majority of psychotropics do not cause addiction. Addiction is a psychological need or excessive desire for something that produces a sense of escape, euphoria or a “high.” When somebody is addicted to something, that person will do whatever it takes to ensure that he or she has that “thing” that produces the sought after effect. When medications are used as prescribed, even those that have the potential to be abused, it is unlikely that addiction will occur.


What are the side effects of these medications?
Every medication has its own individual profile and potential for side effects. Depending on what you have been prescribed, your provider will instruct you about the most common or serious side effects of that particular medication. If you have questions about your medications, do not hesitate to ask your provider who can give you the most accurate information and help you decide if the side effect is serious enough to do something different with the medication, such as a dose adjustment or discontinuation. It is important to always consult your provider before you stop taking your medication as symptoms can sometimes worsen with abrupt withdrawal of the medication.


Once I start medication, will I ever be able to get off of them?
This is a complicated question because each individual is unique. In general, it is recommended that people stay on medications for at least 9 – 12 months after symptoms have gone into remission or resolved. Some individuals need to stay on medications longer. This is an important conversation to have with your provider and another reason why ongoing medication management is necessary to determine whether or not medication is indicated.


Can my primary care provider prescribe psychotropics?
Yes. Primary care providers do prescribe psychotropic medications. However, many primary care providers recommend that a specialist manage this type of medication. Psychiatrists and psychiatric-mental health nurse practitioners have specific expertise in the diagnosis and treatment of mental disorders. Psychotropics are a complex group of medications with many nuances that take prescribing beyond a science into an art. Just like someone with heart problems sees a cardiologist or someone with diabetes sees an endocrinologist, someone with a psychiatric disorder should see a psychiatric specialist.

 

Contact Calli today at 763.255.2125

See What They Have To Say...

I was very pleased with the relationship that I developed with my therapist.  She was very helpful to me while seeing her and will use her again if ever needed.
- Kelli
Very nice place! My husband and I went to The Calli Institute this week and I was so impressed with everything!  The staff at the front desk is very polite and informative and our therapist, Amanda is incredible!  The atmosphere is very different than any other counseling place we have been and it makes a huge difference.  We plan to return weekly!
- Shauna
I am amazed at how well the staff and nurse practitioner work to help me get my meds and appointments met at a proper and efficient time!
- Sam
I have been to a bunch of different therapists, but this place is by far the BEST!  It is so comfortable, it is like being in someone’s home!  The staff is very respectful and my therapist, Nicole, is excellent!  I am so happy I found her!
- Kristen
I have been very happy with my care at Calli and felt very comfortable there.  I haven’t been there in a few months, but plan on scheduling an appointment soon.  Thank you for your exceptional care and great facility.
- Jody
We would not hesitate to recommend Calli.  My wife and I felt very comfortable from the very first call to Calli Institute.  The environment is warm and our therapist was very kind and professional.
- Ted

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11334 86th Ave
North Maple Grove, MN 55369
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